McGehee signed a one-year deal with Japan's Yomiuri Giants on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network reports.
McGehee became a free agent in November and after a month of evaluating his options, the third basemen decided to play professional baseball in Japan. The 34-year-old batted .198 and .227 respectively over the past two major league seasons and so would likely not be a valuable fantasy asset even if he remained in the MLB.
McGehee was not extended a qualifying offer and is now a free agent, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
This comes as no surprise, as the veteran third baseman barely contributed at the major league level. McGehee will head into free agency and likely look to latch onto an organization willing to keep him around on a minor league contract.
McGehee was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
He will be thrust into action right away, supplanting Andrew Romine at the hot corner against right-hander Miguel Gonzalez and the White Sox. Although McGehee has struggled in 22 games with Detroit this season, he turned in an .816 OPS at Toledo and may be a regular part of the rotation at third base while Nick Castellanos (hand) remains out.
McGehee was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
McGehee has struggled at the plate recently, having gone 10-for-51 (.196) over the last 14 games, bringing his batting average down to .232 for the season. He'll return to Toledo where he owns a solid .322/.376/.449 line with 49 RBI. In a corresponding move, JaCoby Jones was recalled from Toledo.
McGehee will start at third base and bat seventh in the order Sunday against the Rangers.
Since Nick Castellanos (hand) landed on the DL last Sunday, McGehee has stepped in to start all seven of the Tigers' games at third base. During that span, McGehee gone 9-for-26 at the plate, but due to his low standing in that batting order, he's accrued only two runs and one RBI. Even so, the prospect of regular playing time during Castellanos' absence at least makes McGehee worth a look in AL-only formats.
McGehee was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. He'll bat seventh in the order and start at third base in the Tigers' game against the Mets.
With Nick Castellanos landing on the DL after fracturing his left hand in Saturday's game, McGehee will join the big club for the second time this season to add some depth at third base. Manager Brad Ausmus indicated duties at the hot corner would be shared among McGehee, Austin Romine and Mike Aviles, so none of those players will profile as a particularly attractive fantasy option unless somebody hits well enough to run away with the everyday gig.
McGehee was called up from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
The Tigers need McGehee to replace Nick Castellanos, who landed on the disabled list with a fractured bone his left hand. He'll need at least a month of recovery time.
McGehee cleared waivers and got optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
McGehee passed through the waiver period untouched by another club and will therefore stay with Detroit at their Triple-A affiliate. He's only made one at-bat at the major league level this season but has been impressive through 66 games with Toledo, slashing .323/.370/.440 with 32 runs and 27 RBI.
McGehee was designated for assignment Monday.
McGehee was designated for assignment in order to make room for Dustin Molleken on both the 25-man roster and 40-man roster. The 33-year-old only had one at-bat with the Tigers, but after hitting .323 with four home runs and 27 RBI at Triple-A Toledo, he could prove valuable to a team looking for organizational depth.
McGehee's contract was purchased by the Tigers on Saturday, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.
McGehee failed to make the Opening Day roster but he's remained with the Tigers organization at Triple-A Toledo. The veteran infielder is slashing .323/.370/.440 with 27 RBI in 66 Triple-A games, and he'll now join the Tigers in what will likely be a utility role. In a corresponding move, Detroit DFA'd outfielder Wynton Bernard.
McGehee agreed to remain with the Tigers on Wednesday, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.
McGehee was released by Detroit on Monday, but appears to be alright with playing in the minor leagues to start the season. He hasn't done it yet, but he's likely to sign a minor league contract soon and act as organizational depth going forward for the Tigers.
McGehee was released by the Tigers on Monday, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.
The veteran corner infielder was a long-shot to make the Tigers' Opening Day roster, but this news makes it official. He scuffled at the plate the last couple seasons, but if a team is looking for some corner infield depth or a little pop off the bench, McGehee could find a home with them.
McGehee signed a minor league deal with the Tigers, MLive.com reports.
Coming off an ugly 2015 campaign in which he posted a .198 batting average and two home runs over 258 plate appearances, the 33-year-old McGehee had to settle for a minor league deal that presumably includes an invitation to big-league spring training. He doesn't look like a strong candidate to make the Opening Day roster, but his outlook could perhaps change if he has a nice spring and the Tigers deal with some injuries in the infield.
Marlins first baseman Justin Bour isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game.
Bour has started 51 games this season. He'll be replaced by Casey McGehee, who has started just four times this year but three times in the last five games.
Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee went 1 for 4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over Cincinnati.
McGehee hit his seventh double of the year and second in three games. McGehee has hit in three straight, going 4 for 10 with four RBI.
Making his first start since returning to the Marlins, third baseman Casey McGehee went 2 for 5 with two RBI and a run scored in the 14-3 rout of the Reds. McGehee, who was released by the Giants earlier in the week, has four hits in his two games back in Miami.
Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee will get his first start since joining the team this week on Saturday against the Reds.
McGehee signed with the Marlins on Friday, and went 1 for 1 in a pinch-hit appearance the same day.
Third baseman Casey McGehee has returned to the team with whom he experienced the greatest recent success of his career. He has signed a free agent contract with the Marlins, reports the Miami Herald.
McGehee flopped this season with San Francisco, compiling a slash line of .213/.275/.299 before his release Thursday. He posted a .287/.355/.357 mark with Miami in 2014.
Casey McGehee is no longer the starting third baseman for the Giants, but at least he's back with the club, which has promoted him from Triple-A Sacramento, per NBC Sports.
The 32 year old was tearing it up at that level after struggling mightily with San Francisco. He batted .357 (15-for-42) at Sacramento with two homers and three doubles.
Matt Duffy appears set for now as the starter. But his current 3-for-24 slide could open the door for McGehee, who signed a $4.8 million contract in the offseason.
Giants third baseman Casey McGehee has accepted his assignment and been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, the team announced on Tuesday.
"I think it's always surprising when stuff like this happens," MCGehee said on Sunday to CSN Bay Area. "I haven't had a whole lot of time to process it. Obviously I'm disappointed. It's not the kind of news you want to hear ever. The only thing I can say is I wish that obviously I would have gotten off to a little different start.
"If you get off to the kind of start I feel I’m capable of and expect of myself, we're not having this conversation."
McGehee was designated for assignment last week to make room for Hunter Strickland after struggling to a .200 average with nine RBI in 110 at-bats this season.
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